Girls on the Western Frontier were expected to care for younger children, cook and clean, wash clothes, milk cows, tend gardens, and round up wandering herds in a harsh and unfamiliar landscape. Their stories, often taken from their first-hand accounts of trips on Western trails and journals kept during their few free hours, have been inspiring generations of young women and entertaining readers of all ages.
Amazing Texas Girls tells the stories of notable girls who spent most or all of their childhood in Texas And shaped the history of the Lone Star State. Although from different cultures, economic status, education, and notoriety, all displayed an indomitable Texas spirit. Each chapter tells the story of a girl's life (17 years old or younger), offering complete biographical information, but focusing on the girl's remarkable childhood. Readers will never forget these stories of real girls who conquered the West in their own style.
Author Mary Dodson Wade lives in Houston, Texas. She spent 25 years as an elementary librarian and has published more than 50 books for this age group. She maintains membership in the Texas State Historical Association, Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Texas Council for the Social Studies, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Texas Library Association.